You will require this licence if you intend to explore in an area for potential greenhouse gas storage formations and potential greenhouse gas injection sites. A greenhouse gas storage title means one of the following approvals required for activities related to carbon dioxide capture and geological storage (CCS):
- Greenhouse gas assessment permits;
- Greenhouse gas holding leases or special holding leases;
- Greenhouse gas injection licences;
- Greenhouse gas search authorities;
- Greenhouse gas special authorities; or
- Research consents.
These titles cover greenhouse gas (GHG) formation exploration, injection and storage activities, including:
- Exploring the seabed or subsoil of the offshore area for a potential GHG storage formation or a potential GHG injection site;
- The injection of a GHG substance into the seabed or subsoil of the offshore area;
- The storage of a GHG substance in the seabed or subsoil of the offshore area; or
- The conveyance of a GHG substance across the offshore area.
Please note that a titles administration levy is imposed annually on the anniversary of the day you received your title.
Please consult with the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
If an eligible GHG storage formation is declared within a GHG assessment permit area, an application may be made immediately for a GHG injection licence, or for a GHG holding lease (if injection or storage is more than 5 years away).
Research, search and special authorities may be allowed for certain exploration and research activities within allocated permit zones.
You must provide a Title Assessment Report if you are a greenhouse gas holding lessee. The report must be provided within 30 days of the anniversary of the title being awarded or at any time required by the Agency. Information required in the report varies depending on the scope of your operations.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on the title.
Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Australian Government)
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 (Australian Government)
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